I didn’t want to write about this case because I felt it was an all too typically contrived media event, and to a large extent it was just that. But in another sense it grew into something else, and the something else, based on media bias in the coverage and professional race hustling in the follow up to the verdict, was not pretty; in fact, it was degrading to our country, our rule of law, and our principle of justice. And there is something to be said about this, which is that it seems we have reached the point in this country in which good will and good intentions on the part of responsible citizens of all races and ethnicities are not enough. We have reached the point in the perspective of the political left that nothing short of a complete capitulation in favor of the progressive worldview of the American regime as a vehicle of white oppression will be acceptable.
As Shelby Steele has noted many times in his commentary, this is a product of white liberal guilt, expressed continuously for decades through our elite institutions of higher education, major media outlets, and cultural institutions, and exploited by our professional race hustlers, well known to all. And, as usual, he has penetrating views on this case: “This is how a once great social movement [civil rights] looks when it becomes infested with obsolescence…………One wants to scream at all those outraged at the Zimmerman verdict: Where is your outrage over the collapse of the black family? Today’s civil rights leaders swat at mosquitoes like Zimmerman when they have gorillas on their back. Seventy-three percent of all black children are born without fathers married to their mothers. And you want to bring the nation to a standstill over George Zimmerman?……….If there is anything good to be drawn from this case, it is only the further revelation of the corruption and irrelevance of today’s civil rights leadership.”